Signs of the Times

Dr. Gilbert Laws in The Christian World London, England

Kingsley's "Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever" has been mercilessly mocked and parodied, but it remains true that the clever people who had only cleverness to commend them have done immeasurable harm. Cleverness without character is responsible for much of the mischief and misery of life. But goodness is a power in its own right. If ability go with it, so much the better, but if the choice is to be made, who will deny that goodness must bear the palm. Thank God for those in whom goodness and greatness are united, and thank God for the fruitfulness of that marriage. Christian history and biography preserve the memory of the many who were as gracious as they were great. May their tribe be multiplied.

The godly man is a humble man. He cannot be otherwise, for he walks with God. ...

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December 1, 1956

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